A Data Entry Operator earns an average wage of $12.54 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. A skill in Data Analysis is associated with high pay for this job.
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$22,985 - $61,626
(Median)
$23K
$34K
$62K
MEDIAN: $34,154
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90%

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$9.62 - $16.75
(Median)
$9
$13
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$22,985 - $61,626  
   
Bonus
$100.67 - $2,553  
Profit Sharing
$2,253  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,513 - $42,522  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 88
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.62 - $16.75  
   
Overtime
$10.35 - $26.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$100.67 - $2,553  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,253  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$20,513 - $42,522  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 320
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Job Description for Data Entry Operator

Most of the time, data entry operators work in an office. They must have a high school diploma or GED, but candidates who possess an associate’s degree are often preferred. Data entry operators enter applicable data into computers, often utilizing company-specific databases.

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Data Entry Operator Tasks

  • Receive all documents and enter the data into the on-line system on the PC.
  • Operate a data entry device to input and maintain lists and records.
  • Create and update databases.
  • Maintain a daily count of all claims processed.

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Pay by Experience Level for Data Entry Operator

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Experience Affects Data Entry Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 6%


National Average
$28,000



Skills That Affect Data Entry Operator Salaries

Data Analysis
up arrow 12%

Customer Service
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Typing
up arrow 1%

National Average
$28,000

Data Entry
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 34%
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